Following a successful application, Southwell Minster has been awarded £400,900 and will use these funds to deliver its strategic plans for long term sustainability. This funding will enable Southwell Minster to develop new areas of income and growth, which has been severely reduced due to Covid-19, enhance its visitor experience by developing a more compelling heritage and tourism offer, and continue to provide employment and volunteering opportunities for people within Southwell and the wider county.
This vital funding is from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund – funded by Government and administered at arms length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Both funds are part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund which is designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans.
The Dean of Southwell, The Very Reverend Nicola Sullivan, said:
“This generous grant gives us a real opportunity to rebuild our vital work after the serious financial difficulties of the last seven months. People come to Southwell Minster looking for inspiration, peace and hope in these unsettling times and this support will ensure our doors of welcome remain open.”